rees centre annual lecture on school exclusions – video

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Category: Centre News

The inaugural Rees Centre Annual Lecture 2019 was delivered by a panel of speakers on the topic of school exclusions and issues for looked after and adopted children.

Harry Daniels, Professor of Education at Oxford spoke about wide disparities in rates of official school exclusions across Scotland, Wales, England and North Ireland and outlined new research from a multidisciplinary group that will take a holistic view of exclusions and consider their consequences for young people, their families, schools and other professionals.  Alison Woodhead from Adoption UK considered issues that adopted children and families experience related to school exclusions. Lisa Cherry, author and trainer, spoke of her own experiences and provided insights into research she has carried out looking at impacts on education and employment of care experienced adults who left care in the 1970s and 1980s and were excluded from school.

The full recording of the event is available here.